smart cities

Urban performance is no longer just dependant on a city's hard infrastructure – its 'physical capital' - but increasingly on the availability and quality of communication and social resources. 

The concept of a ‘smart city’ is now being used to describe modern urban competitiveness and highlight the growing importance of social and environmental capital in profiling the attractiveness of a city.

Certain enablers play a key role in this debate, such as information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a move towards an efficient use and consumption of energy.

We are working to integrate different aspects of the current debate. In our view, a smart city must be a good place to live, offering the best possible quality of life with the lowest possible use of resources.

Our work supports developments towards a healthy, energy-efficient city that uses renewable energy sources as much as possible, and is a pioneer in the deployment of advanced smart and ICT-based technologies.

A smart city is also an inclusive place, using technology and innovative solutions to improve social inclusion and combat poverty and deprivation.

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

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start date: 25-04-2018
end date: 28-03-2018

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

'Ports and the City – Smart & Healthy’ from 12 to 13 April 2018, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

'Ports and the City – Smart & Healthy’ will take place on 12 and 13 April 2018 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and is being organized by Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018 and the Smart and Healthy City programme of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

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start date: 12-04-2018
end date: 13-04-2018

  •  cooperation

Involve, Inspire, Impact

EUROCITIES working group on creative citizenship met in Utrecht to work on the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign and on other initiatives aimed at involving the public in a dialogue about the future.

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publication date: 15-03-2018

  •  mobility

event

start date: 22-05-2018
end date: 23-05-2018

  •  knowledge society

Sharing Cities - Smart cities workshop and study visit in Lisbon

On Thursday 12 April in Lisbon, Sharing Cities will organise workshops and study visits together with representatives of the 12 lighthouse projects (SC001-H2020 projects).

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start date: 12-04-2018
end date: 12-04-2018

  •  mobility

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK and SUMP awards finalists announced

EUROCITIES members Milan, Prague and Vienna are among the finalists for the European awards on sustainable urban mobility.

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publication date: 27-02-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities and Gender: empowering women in business and politics

European women networks and women working either in cities or city networks as well as experts from EU institutions come together to discuss in a “World Café” format to enable active exchanges.

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start date: 06-03-2018
end date: 06-03-2018

  •  knowledge society

Cities get smarter with EU funding

On 26 January 2018 in Brussels, representatives of 40 cities sat around the table at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) with industry representatives and experts to ensure that the €263.84 million invested by the Commission through the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities programme generates returns.

news

publication date: 15-02-2018

  •  mobility

CREATE events in Skopje

On January 29th, 30th , 31st and February 1st and 2nd the city of Skopje hosted various CREATE events.

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publication date: 13-02-2018

  •  knowledge society

General Data Protection Regulation: Commission Guidance

The Commission presented its Communication on 'Stronger protection, new opportunities - Commission guidance on the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation as of 25 May 2018', on 24 January 2018.

news

publication date: 08-02-2018